Trump: Supreme Court Needs to ‘Find, Reveal, Punish’ Leaker

Trump: Supreme Court Needs to 'Find, Reveal, Punish' Leaker Donald Trump Former President Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

By Solange Reyner | Wednesday, 22 June 2022 12:01 PM

Former President Donald Trump says the Supreme Court must "find, reveal, and punish" the person who leaked the draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Very easy to do – Go to the reporter who received the leak," Trump posted on social media platform Truth Social Wednesday morning.

"This is a tremendously serious matter that has never happened, to anywhere near this extent, before. The Court will be compromised and demeaned until this very big problem is solved!"

Supreme Court officials have been searching for the source of the leak since Politico published the draft opinion in May, including taking steps to require law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits.

Chief Justice John Roberts met with law clerks as a group after the breach, according to CNN, and ordered the court's marshal, Gail Curley, to lead a probe into the source of the leak.

Justice Clarence Thomas earlier this month said the leaked draft "is tremendously bad.

"I wonder how long we're going to have these institutions at the rate we're undermining them. And then I wonder when they're gone or destabilized, what we will have as a country? And I don't think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them," he added.

He also seemed to criticize Roberts about the atmosphere of the court and its stability.

"This is not the court of that era," Thomas said, adding: "We actually trusted each other. We may have been a dysfunctional family, but we were a family."

Republicans have pressed for an aggressive investigation.

"My focus is on finding the person who leaked it, making sure they're investigated, held accountable and had their career, and everything involving [it], done," Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., told reporters shortly after draft was leaked.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called on the Justice Department to "pursue criminal charges if applicable."

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